This is a piece of great news for the people around the world as well as the people of Israel. The positive results of clinical trials in a lab are equivalent to the larger population of the country.
Covid-19 Update: The Vaccine That Took Trial In Israel Is “Fit As A Fiddle.”
Public health doctor prof Hagai Levine claims that the vaccine is highly effective at preventing illness and severe disease irrespective of age groups. He also said the “High vaccination coverage of the most susceptible groups” was key. While looking to the largest health fund of the country “Clalit” out of the positive tests in 600,000 of both vaccinated and unvaccinated people regardless of age and health status obtained output of 94% fewer infections among the vaccinated group. This was based on numerous factors in test results like people’s medical history, which is taken usually if the person has any symptoms or close contact with anyone who tested positive. And it is a sizable fact that the vaccine prevented almost all cases of serious illness.
For the record, this pattern was quite similar irrespective of the age group which includes over 70’s who may have been under-represented in the conducted clinical trials. It only is confirmed once the data is officially published.
Prof Levine mentioned the usefulness of the vaccine and opinioned that it “sends a message to other countries such as the United Kingdom” He said he could not put a number on what proportion of the population would need to be immunized before the restrictions could ease and “we still don’t know what impact is on transmission”. He also added it could be described as at least “the vaccine is useful for personal protection.”
One of the major govt official opinions came from Prof Eran Segal, who analyses data for the Israeli ministry of health, He suggested that Israel had to vaccinate 80% of its over 60’s before learning of its effect on Covid-19. It is also a fact that Israel is the first country in the globe to see the jolt of its vaccination program. But it took a notable population coverage and several weeks to reach this breakthrough. It is a quite remarkable truth that it was the vaccination performed in a pattern of over 60’s to below age in the population especially first in the cities before the lockdown astonishingly bought down the number of cases rapidly which gives a solid proof for its not just the lockdown helped but the vaccine.
But Prof Segal is of an opinion that the rate of decrease in cases was slower and does not meet the expectation which is mainly due to the newly founded strain of virus outbreak in the UK which has a dominant presence in Israel. And he also warned that even with the “very rapid pace” of Israel’s vaccination program there would be thousands of people who would be unprotected and become severely suffered. He also stated that “We still have to exit our lockdown very cautiously” else there will be a risk of large people being affected and hospitalized.
The nation was going through a very hard time by experiencing a significant wave of infection and remains under strict measures, But the people over the age of 16 are now sanctioned for vaccination which gives hope and relaxation for the reopening of the education sector.
The Govt has not responded to the most complicated question by both the media and public that “who should provide vaccines to the Palestine occupied territories?” But at the same time, Israel has just started sending a few doses to the west bank and Gaza territories of Palestine mainly aiming at the front-line health workers serving the territory.